So far I’ve been ready to throw 2020 back and try for a better year, but there have been some bright notes. Among them: the next two books of the Chronicles of Alsea are coming, starting on July 31.
Alsea Rising is one epic tale divided into two parts (much like Without A Front) and wraps up the series. Yes, this is the end of the Chronicles of Alsea, but not of Alsea stories. I have not one but two new series percolating in my brain: a young adult set of six books, one book for each caste (and each featuring a new main character), and an adult series following the adventures of the Phoenix. I expect we’ll see familiar faces in both, but my plan is for standalone stories as opposed to maintaining sweeping arcs through multiple books.
Still, that is for later. The big news is now. Alsea Rising: Gathering Storm will be released July 31. It will conclude with Alsea Rising: The Seventh Star just two weeks later, on August 14.
I guarantee a barn-burner of a story and possibly some sleepless nights.
Just to whet the appetite, here is the back cover synopsis of Gathering Storm:
As Alsea’s space elevator nears completion, an unsettling rumor arrives: the Voloth are stirring once more.
Lancer Andira Tal has been preparing for this since the Battle of Alsea, determined that her people will never again pay such a price. She will use every weapon at her disposal—including her own bondmate.
In orbit, Captain Ekatya Serrado is fighting her own battle, reporting to a hostile admiral and under suspicion for her divine tyree bond. She dares not reveal that her bond is changing in ways even the Alseans could not foresee.
Amidst the mobilization for war, romance blossoms, familiar faces return, and a warrior’s honor is restored. Life and love will endure, even in a gathering storm.
Mark your calendars!